The Eagle and csceagle.com received, and continue to receive, abundant comments, suggestions, and letters. We welcome these opinions. However, if you want to be heard, you must include your information, especially your first and last name.
We cannot print any letter to the editor without this vital information. We can print your letter anonymously, but we still must have this information.
This is solely to verify that the source is valid, and to do this, we must be able to contact you.
One writer is interested in writing for The Eagle under a fake identity. This person originally supplied us with only an e-mail, but after prompting told us his real name and information.
If we print his columns in the future, he still wishes to remain anonymous, to avoid direct accusations, as Columnist Jon Marquez has been receiving.
I’m sure many know, but Marquez is the source of much controversy, and we commend him for following The Eagle’s protocol in printing his name and his headshot at the top of his column. This takes both courage and conviction.
Letter writers should show the same consideration to potential readers.
One person who commented on The Eagle website listed his or her e-mail as email@example.com. This humorous twist on anonymity seems clever at first, but upon further scrutiny, raises the same questions as above.
Was that person afraid that others may not agree with what he or she said? Would the campus have preferred that Marquez be anonymous from the beginning? Doubtful.
Marquez is affected by what is being said. He has been told to “Go to hell” among other things, but he stands by what he believes and has taken the criticism.
Please submit your contact information. It is not a crime to be disagreed with—if anything, it is an honor, because people are taking time out of their day to consider your opinion.
Have the strength to stand by what you believe. Marquez does. If you send a letter or submit a comment online, please include your legal name and e-mail.